Leah Lax - UNCOVERED

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 7:00pm
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2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
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$16.95
ISBN: 9781631529955
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: She Writes Press - August 28th, 2015

In UNCOVERED, Leah Lax tells her story beginning as a young teen who left her liberal, secular home for life as a Hasidic Jew, and ending as a forty-something woman who has to abandon the only world she's known for thirty years in order to achieve personal freedom. In understated, crystalline prose, Lax details her experiences with arranged marriage, cult-like faith, and motherhood during her years with the Hasidim, and explores how her creative, sexual, and spiritual longings simmer beneath the surface throughout her time there. The first book to tell the story of a gay woman who spent thirty adult years in the Hasidic fold, UNCOVERED is the moving story of Lax's long journey toward finding a home where she truly belongs.